Clinical Counselling in Medical Settings offers an honest examination of the possibilities and limitations of counselling in a range of medical settings and patient groups. It shows how each setting has unique features that influence the therapeutic process. With numerous clinical examples covering settings such as a rehabilitation centre, a pain relief clinic and a hospice, this book will prove essential reading not only for counsellors and psychotherapists but also to all mental health professionals.
Table of Contents
Introduction. A Review. Genetic Counselling. Counselling Service for Pregnant Women. Nurse Led Counselling in a Renal Unit. The Development of a Counselling Service in a Rehabilitation Centre. Professional Development Through Supervision and Staff Groups. Staff Counselling in a Hospital Setting. Counselling in a Pain Relief Clinic. Counselling in the Hospice Movement.
Peter Thomas is a senior counsellor and counselling consultant in a number of health care organisations including mental health, general practice and primary care groups.
Susan Davison is a psychoanalyst and consultant psychotherapist to the South London and Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust.
Christopher Rance is a management consultant, group analyst, psychotherapist and lecturer in organisational group analysis at London and Hertfordshire Universities.